From Nijo Castle to Fushimi Inari Shrine
1. Take any Subway Trains at Track No.2.
For Fushimi Inari Shrine, take any subway trains at track No.2 bound for Rokujizo or Biwako Hama-Otsu station.
The trains are operated a lot, more than 10 times per hour.
2. Get off at Subway Sanjo-Keihan Station, and Transfer.
In about 5 or 6 minutes, trains arrive at Sanjo-Keihan station, the 3rd stop from Nijojo-mae station.
After getting out of the ticket gate, turn right, and head for Keihan Railway Sanjo Station ticket gate.
Keep walking on the underground passage (2 minutes’ walk).
Soon, you come to Keihan Railway Sanjo station, also located under the ground.
Ticket gates will be on your both sides, but the diagonally left one, the Central ticket gate is better for Fushimi Inari.
3. Take local, sub-express or express trains at Track 3 or 4.
Please make sure of the correct platform and train type by notice board.
Trains for Fushimi Inari depart from track No.3 or 4, bound for Osaka, Yodoyabashi or Nakanoshima.
Only local, sub-express and express trains stop at Fushimi Inari station.
Mainly sub-express trains are operated in the daytime.
4. Get off at Fushimi Inari Sta.
In 10 minutes’ ride, trains arrive at Fushimi Inari station.
After getting off, please walk to forward direction, and head for the ticket gate, located at the end of the platform.
5. The way to Fushimi Inari Shrine from Keihan station.
After getting out of the ticket gate, please walk to the left. as the signboard shows.
Please walk along the street, and go through JR crossing and the Torii-gate ahead.
This is the Torii-gate.
In 2 minutes after going through the first Torii-gate, finally you come to the two-storied gate and main shrine (hall) of Fushimi Inari.
From Keihan Fushimi Inari station, it takes 5 minutes’ walk to the main shrine (hall), and about 9 minutes’ walk to the most popular place called “Senbon Torii” in Japanese, meaning thousands of Torii gates in English.
1. Turn Right on the Corner of the Castle.
When you get out of the main gate of the Castle, please walk to the right direction.
Then, turn right on the corner of the castle.
2. Keep Walking along the Stone Wall of the Castle, and Turn left befor Overpass.
Along with the stone wall of the Castle, keep walking straight in 10 minutes, and before the overpass (JR line), please turn left.
3. At Next Intersection, Turn Right, then you come to JR Nijo Station.
At the next intersection, turn right.
Then, you can see JR Nijo station in front of you.
4. Take Trains departing from Track No.1.
Please ride on any type of trains (local or rapid), departing from track No.1 (bound for Kyoto Station) at Nijo station.
6. Change Trains at Kyoto Station
In 7 minutes by local trains, trains arrive at Kyoto station (by rapid train, taking 4 minutes).
Kyoto station is the last stop, so it’s easy when get off.
Trains from Nijo arrive at Kyoto station track No.31, 32 or 33 (Sagano line).
Then, trains for Fushimi-Inari Shrine depart from track No.8, 9 or 10 (Nara linte).
JR Kyoto station is huge, it takes at least 5 minute to change trains form Sagano line to Nara line.
The followings show the recommended way.
1. After getting off, Head for the Overpass ahead.
When you get off trains, please head for forward direction, following the “Nara line” track sign.
Go up the escalator on your right, then you come to the overpass.
2. Walk on the Overpass
Walk on the overpass until you come to the platform No.8 and 9.
3. Go down stairs or escalator
At the platform No.8 and 9 on the overpass, go down stairs or escalator, then you come to the platform of JR Nara line.
You can also go to track No.10 from there.
Local and Rapid type trains also run on the JR Nara line.
Usually only local trains stop Inari Station. (on peak season such as New Year holidays, cherry blossom or autumn leaves, Rapid train sometimes may stop Inari station)
1. Take local Trains on JR Nara line
For Fushimi-Inari Shrine, take local trains departing from track No.8, 9 or 10.
The local trains are usually operated about 4 times per hour.
2. Get off at Inari Sta., the 2nd station from Kyoto Sta.
In 5 minutes’ ride, trains arrive at Inari station.
At Inari station, please head for the exit located the center of the platform (No.2) where you just get off.
3. Head for the Torii Gate on your left.
After getting out of the Inari Station, walk torward the Torii gate on your left.
Fushimi Inari shrine is just in fron of you.
4. Through the Approach, You Come to the Main Gate of Fushimi-Inari Shrine
Walk on the approach, soon, you come to the main gate of Fushimi Inari Shrine.
From the station, it takes 3 minutes’ walk to the main shrine (hall), and about 7 minutes’ walk to the most popular place called “Senbon Torii” in Japanese, meaning thousands of Torii gates in English.